We are sorry to have to share the sad news of the passing of our friend and colleague Miguel Casuso, May 14, 2020, former assistant to the Director of the César E. Chávez Institute (CCI) and most currently Administrative Analyst for the Health Equity Institute (HEI).
After an exciting and triumphant set of accomplishments with the College of Ethnic Studies’ 50th anniversary and some important benchmarks with his spiritual journey, Miguel chose to take a new position at the HEI, so he ended 2019 very excited. Soon after the beginning of the year, he was diagnosed with a form of Sarcoma and prescribed serious treatment, and underwent unanticipated surgery. He had taken work leave to address his health, and had done what he could, unfortunately he did not recover.
There are no more details yet to share about memorial plans. Condolences can be sent care of his sister Maria Casuso, 3268 Briggs Ave Apt A., Alameda, CA 94501, or her email at Cubanchickmaria@yahoo.com.
"Do Not Stand at My Grave and Weep"
Ascribed to Mary Elizabeth Frye
For all who gave their all:
Do not stand at my grave and weep,
I am not there, I do not sleep.
I am in a thousand winds that blow,
I am the softly falling snow.
I am the gentle showers of rain,
I am the fields of ripening grain.
I am in the morning hush,
I am in the graceful rush
Of beautiful birds in circling flight,
I am the starshine of the night.
I am in the flowers that bloom,
I am in a quiet room.
I am in the birds that sing,
I am in each lovely thing.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there. I did not die.